Director: Paul Weitz
Run time: 1 hr 47 mins
I’ll be honest, I wouldn’t normally have watched this if it didn’t have Paul Rudd in it. The trailer looked okay, but one of those predictable rom-com stories. I do like Tina Fey as well, but it’s really the lovely Rudd sold it to me.
2:36 – I’d like Paul Rudd to call me up out of the blue.
6:30 – I like ‘outsies’ as a dismissal for someone to get out of the room.
7:37 – “Kids just don’t take to some people.”
14:24 – He runs the best school ever.
21:06 – I admire her ability to make conversations with strangers. Need to take notes.
22:40 – “You seem like a nice guy and… you can handle an axe.”
26:57 – He keeps on comparing her to a dog, I’d have left him a long time ago!
29:39 – I think you have to be a special kind of person to look after a Bonsai tree.
33:28 – He says he’s not trying to ruin her life, just as he manages to ruin her life.
33:55 – Bad form, as she puts it.
40:21 – Two ‘do not disturb’ signs. It must be serious.
43:44 – She carries the signs around with her! Brilliant.
49:15 – That twins-carrying woman is terrifying.
54:56 – I think she’d be a terrifying mother-in-law. She turns on you very quickly!
1:00:36 – He’s going to regret smashing up that horse later.
1:05:21 – Every character in this film is completely crazy but also brilliant.
1:08:50 – She’s acting spicious now.
1:12:23 – “But oh, can he read the wind.”
1:17:25 – I just don’t get this process from the university’s point of view. What a waste of time.
1:25:25 – She can’t have thought that no one would notice.
1:36:58 – “I’m pretty boring.”
It was what I expected – a traditional rom-com style story, with two great performances from Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. The characters were all completely crazy but that was part of the fun. I liked it, but it wasn’t particularly special. A nice filler movie if you’ve got some time to waste or want a feel-good Sunday afternoon thing. It might mean more if you had experienced the university thing, in any country, but particularly the seemingly obscure admissions process that this film is based.